Links for Historical Research

‘Ingkarninthi’ is a word in the Kaurna language that means “to look about and enquire”. This website can be used to “look about” to search and discover information about the history of the local area. 

Available at the Gallery

The following family and local history books are available at the Gallery for reference only:

Helping you conduct historical research

We have compiled a list of historical resources that will aid with your own research into Eudunda, Robertstown and the surrounding districts. If you have any queries, require assistance, or have any recommendations, please do get into contact with us.

Great Introductory Resources

Trove – Run by the National Library of Australia, this free service allows users to search Australian libraries, universities, museums, galleries and archives. Their vast collection includes newspapers, images, diaries and letters, audio works, maps, artefacts and much more.

National Archives of Australia – The NAA has an extensive collection of government records, naturalisation and immigration paperwork, resources on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, military documentation, and much more.

State Library of South Australia – A great resource for finding a wide variety of historical records, the SLSA also provides easy access to eResources. You can search the SLSA Catalogue by clicking the link on the top left of their home page.

Art Gallery of South Australia – The AGSA has an extensive collection of artworks, some of which relate to the local area. The AGSA also holds many photographs taken by local photographer, Mick Pfund.

State Records of South Australia – With a strong emphasis on genealogy, SRSA has created a database of passenger lists, census returns, coroner’s reports, criminal records, hospital and medical registers, photographs of WWI servicemen and women, and much more.

South Australian Integrated Land Information System – This fantastic system provides access to land records from across South Australia. By using family names, it is possible to track ownership of land in city and country across generations.

South Australian History Hub – An interactive way of engaging with SA’s history by focusing on people, places and events, the city streets and the buildings and monuments that line them, and the events that enliven them. It also explores the role of communities and organisations that have shaped SA.

Virtual War Memorial Australia – A commemorative website dedicated to preserving the personal experiences of all who have served for Australia from the Boer War to Afghanistan. Town memorials are listed extensively.

Australian War Memorial – Australia’s most important collection dedicated to telling the stories of war and preserving the records and memories of those who fought.

South Australian Resources

Kaurna Warra Pintyanthi – The digital home of the Kaurna Warra Language of the Kaurna People of the Adelaide Plains.

South Australian Police Historical Society – This group has played an active part in finding and commemorating some of our local Police History. See the Julia Creek Police Memorial.

South Australian Museum – a great place to look and research. Click here for a link to an article at the Museum on the Ngadjuri Tribe – our original inhabitants.

University of SA – A link to the Samstag Museum of Art, the University of South Australia’s premier creative precinct, which showcases contemporary visual art as well as historic art with modern relevance.

University of Adelaide Collections – A list of physical collections held by the University of Adelaide. These include the Barr-Smith Library, Yaitya Ngutupira, the Main Collection and other collections specialising in maps, linguistics, music, and film and media.

University of Adelaide Special Collections and Archives – The UoA has extensive archival resources, including the University Archives, Rare Books and Manuscripts, and Art and Heritage Collections.

History Trust of South Australia – Operation managers of the Migration Museum, National Motor Museum, South Australian Maritime Museum and The Centre of Democracy, and senior government organisation assisting community museums and local historical organisations. Organisers of the annual History Festival.

Local Historic Resources

Ngadjuri Nation – The online home of the Ngadjuri People, whose land Eudunda and many surrounding districts occupy. The site features video resources and insights into the life, culture, history and traditions of the Ngadjuri People.

Colin Thiele Home Page – A growing resource dedicated to celebrating the life, works and legacy of Eudunda’s greatest son, Colin Thiele.

Point Pass Speedway– great work preserving this lost to the district entertainment and sport.

Mid Murray Meander – taking in the 1839 Expedition of Governor Gawler

Swampy’s Home Page – Bill ‘Swampy’ Marsh – Author, Songwriter and Playwright. Bill helped the local school children  write plays and poems for our Colin Thiele 80th Birthday Celebrations.

Eudunda 150 Celebrations – News and stories relating to the celebrations of Eudunda’s 150th Anniversary in 2021.

Black Emma – The last local Aboriginal from the Eudunda area.

Eudunda – In the Beginning– More history about the Local Aboriginals and this district.

Gustav & his Dog– This is the gateway to Eudunda

Historic 1839 Event Celebrated at Neales Flat– In memory or Isaac Hearnshaw & John Craig

Julia Creek Police Station Memorial 1842 – 1846– details from the opening of the memorial

Sutherlands in the 1920’s– Award winning Home School Project

Who and Why Gustav– The story about how Eudunda adopted Gustav and his Dog.

Mosey, Gwenyth Edna (nee Gosling) – Obituary

Duldig Family History– The Story Of Johann, Anna and Friedrich Duldig.

Harriman – Herriman Family– Family history for the Herriman & Heppner Families on this web site

Obituaries Index– Celebrating the lives of some of our residents

Zander Family History– Including Carter, Prior and Zander families

More on the Local Region – The go-to place for everything Eudunda. You will find business links, places to stay, eat and visit, the latest news, and much more.

Eudunda Community, Business and Tourism Committee (ECBAT) – The Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery are a Sub-Committee of ECBAT, the local community management group, who support our work.

Eudunda Agricultural Show – The Eudunda Show has been a major event on the local calendar since 1896. This website provides information on the annual Show and includes photos, timetables, results and more.

Eudunda Caravan Park – A friendly place to stay in Eudunda, with easy access to amenities, shops, and the Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery.

Southern Goyder Community Calendar – Keep up to date with everything that is happening across the entire Southern Goyder Region.

Regional Council of Goyder – The RCOG support our organisation in many ways and put the wider Goyder Region on a pedestal, helping to attract visitors.

Web South – Web Host and Web Page Designer for the Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery.

If you would like to add your Family History, an Obituary for a local identity, or have found a website for some local history – please contact our Secretary on the web form.